Eifel GeoRoutesWithin the context of the CATO2 PhD program several visits to the Eifel area in Germany were organized. For non-geologists this area is a nice and green hilly country site, ideal for hiking or just a short lazy holiday break. For geologists this region is an area where the Paris Basin meets the Rhine Graben, where a hill could be the remains of a volcano, and where a lake might be the cover up of a magma chamber that could explode any moment with worldwide catastrophic consequences.
For CATO researchers
Our enthusiastic guide, Ronnie van Overmeeren, has prepared a number of trips with all the geological background information in a free app for you smartphone.